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  • Royal Diamond pushes Melbourne Cup claims

    International Horse Racing August 28, 2012 9:45 am

    The Melbourne Cup is on the agenda for Royal Diamond following his superb run in Saturday’s Ebor at York. He was beaten just a neck by Godolphin’s Willing Foe in a thrilling climax to Europe’s richest handicap. The six-year-old joined Irish trainer Tommy Carmody from Jonjo O’Neill earlier this year […]

  • Widely-travelled Afsare set for Cox Plate

    International Horse Racing August 27, 2012 12:00 pm

    Arlington Million runner-up Afsare could be part of trainer Luca Cumani’s Australian spring team. Afsare is in the frame for a Cox Plate start, bringing to four the number of horses Cumani is expected to travel to Melbourne. The long journey should pose no problems for the five-year-old, who had […]

  • Gatewood confirms Melbourne Cup bid

    International Horse Racing August 27, 2012 9:30 am

    Melbourne spring Cups hopeful Gatewood has taken another step towards his goal with a close second in the Group Two Grand Prix de Deauville. Australian syndicate OTI Racing bought into the John Gosden-trained five-year-old earlier this year with a view to the Caulfield and Melbourne Cups. Gatewood will join the […]

  • Godolphin share Group One Travers

    International Horse Racing August 26, 2012 6:09 pm

    A bit of Travers history unfolded at the finish line at Saratoga when Sheikh Mohammed’s Alpha caught outsider Golden Ticket on the line with the camera unable to separate the pair. After a few minutes the race was declared a dead-heat, the first time in the 143 runnings of the […]

  • Melbourne trip imminent for Miss Artistic

    International Horse Racing August 26, 2012 1:54 pm

    New Zealand Oaks winner Miss Artistic will arrive in Melbourne next week as the support act for highly-rated stablemate Zurella. Miss Artistic pleased trainer Shaune Ritchie with her effort to finish third in a 1020m Doomben barrier trial last Tuesday, her first serious hit-out since she finished 10th to Quintessential […]

  • Dettori wins first Ebor Handicap

    International Horse Racing August 26, 2012 1:48 pm

    It took Frankie Dettori more than 20 years but he finally landed his first Ebor when possible Melbourne Cup contender Willing Foe survived a stewards’ inquiry at York. The Italian jockey has won just about every major race in Europe but the prestigious mile-and-three-quarter (2800m) handicap had previously eluded him. […]

  • Internationals strengthen Melbourne Cup claims

    International Horse Racing August 26, 2012 9:03 am

    Quest For Peace has emerged as a possible Caulfield Cup contender for English trainer Luca Cumani following a Listed win at Goodwood on Saturday. The horse had had already secured his place on the plane for Cumani’s latest assault on the Melbourne Cup and he backed up his recent Group […]

  • Dead heat in Group One Travers

    International Horse Racing August 26, 2012 8:45 am

    Alpha and long-shot Golden Ticket have finished in a historic dead heat in the $1 million Travers Stakes on Saturday at Saratoga. It appeared as if 33-1 chance Golden Ticket would pull off a huge upset in the field of 11 three-year-olds. But 2-1 favourite Alpha closed strongly in the […]

  • Ortensia delivers Nunthorpe glory

    International Horse Racing August 25, 2012 6:54 am

    Australian mare Ortensia has staged a remarkable late run to win the Group One Nunthorpe Stakes at York. Ortensia has taken some time to deliver in England, disappointing on her British debut in the King’s Stand Stakes at Royal Ascot where compatriot Black Caviar maintained her unbeaten record in the […]

  • Americain’s trainer claims Yorkshire Oaks

    International Horse Racing August 24, 2012 11:27 am

    Alain de Royer-Dupre took a second British fillies’ Group One of the season back to France after Shareta fought her way through a rainstorm in the Yorkshire Oaks. It has become increasingly recognised in recent years that the relaxed Chantilly trainer, who has Americain heading towards another Melbourne Cup start, […]